By John Field
In retirement, Peter and his spouse, Sarah, verified probably the most well known guesthouses in Toowoomba, which ran effectively for 30 years.
Peter’s tale, advised through his great-grandson, is richly greater with over a hundred photos, maps and figures.
'Boots, sneakers and seeds' used to be the winner of the 2015 Don furnish Award for biography with a family members historical past concentration offered by way of the Australian Institute of Genealogical reviews Inc., and the 2017 kinfolk heritage ebook Award from the Queensland kin historical past Society Inc.
Praise for 'Boots, footwear and seeds':
'a version family members and native background publication' - Dr Ruth S Kerr, The Royal historic Society of Queensland
'gives one a superb view of industrial in an Australian city within the past due nineteenth and early twentieth centuries' - Dr Martin Playne, author
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